At Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta, our top priority is to deliver the highest level of patient care possible to each and every patient who enters our practice. Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Andrew Aiken, DMD, MD, and Drew Shessel, DMD, strive to serve patients with compassion and ensure that patients are fully informed and comfortable throughout the entire procedural process. Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta offers a wide variety of oral and maxillofacial surgical services including dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions, bone grafting, full-arch restoration with the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, treatment of oral pathology, and even stem cell banking services through Vault Stem Cell. With a convenient office location in Atlanta, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Andrew Aiken and Dr. Drew Shessel are available to meet with you and discuss your individual needs.
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that takes the place of your missing tooth or teeth. The natural appearance and long-term durability of dental implants attract most patients to this oral restoration option. There are three parts to a dental implant: the titanium implant, the abutment, and the crown. After the implant is inserted into the jaw bone, a small metal post, or abutment, is placed as an anchor to support the final crown. Dental implants look so natural that it is hard for most people to make a distinction between a real tooth and the prosthetic dental implant. If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants may be the right choice for you. If you are interested in finding out if you are a viable candidate for dental implants, Dr. Aiken or Dr. Shessel will perform a thorough oral exam and review of your medical and dental history before developing a specific treatment plan. Our skilled surgeons and highly trained office staff will ensure that you are fully informed by answering any questions you may have before your procedure. To receive an oral exam and discuss your options, we urge you to schedule an appointment with Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta.
Your wisdom teeth, which are also known as your third molars, begin developing in the back of your mouth during late adolescence. While this extra set of molars does have the potential to provide added value to the mouth by increasing its chewing and grinding power, wisdom teeth usually do not grow into the mouth in a manner that allows patients to experience their benefit. Without an oral or X-ray examination, wisdom teeth are prone to go undetected until they begin breaking through the gums or causing other oral health problems. Most people do not have space in their jaw to accommodate wisdom teeth, which forces the molars to become impacted, cause pain, or develop bacteria or cysts. The proactive and recommended approach to wisdom teeth is to have them removed as soon as possible. At Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta, patients will undergo a thorough oral examination, which may include a panoramic X-ray and/or 3D scanning of the jaw to determine the position and size of the teeth. Drs. Aiken and Shessel are extensively trained to administer anesthesia, and our office offers multiple anesthetic options to fit each patient’s needs. At Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta, we will do everything in our power to ensure that you have a comfortable and rapid recovery after wisdom teeth removal and achieve the optimum result.
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is a comprehensive oral restoration technique that is available to patients who are in need of a full-arch replacement through dental implants. Patients who have the All-on-4® Treatment Concept receive four dental implants, which immediately attach to a temporary denture, in just one surgical visit and quickly regain their oral function and facial aesthetics. Dr. Aiken and Dr. Shessel approach this procedure as a team and include your restorative dentist, who will develop your final set of teeth. At Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta, all of our patients rest easy under the care of our skilled surgical team. If you have lost most of your teeth and are searching for a permanent solution, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept may be the opportunity you have been looking for. To schedule a consultation and learn more about if you are a candidate for the All-on-4® Treatment Concept or other restorative options using dental implants, please call our office at (404) 351-5335.